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CEE 498 RVT - Rail Vehicle Technology

Last offered Fall 2024

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Introduction to railway vehicle technology. The railway and the environment: energy consumption, air pollutions, external noise, external vibrations. Railway traffic development and future. Rail vehicles - technical basis. Aerodynamics and running resistance. Running gear, bogies and car body tilting. Traction technology: traction motors, transmission, traction mechanics and current collection. Braking technology. Car bodies. Passenger environment, interior design and auxiliary power. Internal noise, internal vibrations and climate resistance. Rail vehicle market and development. Note: The material in this course has been developed by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. UIUC students will be enrolled as online students in KTH course SD 2307 Rail Vehicle Technology to view lecture material.

Related Faculty

Rail Vehicle TechnologyRVT31550S33 -     J. Riley Edwards